Here is the last of the three entries I have written about my favorite narrators of Books on Tape.
Lisette Lecat was born in South Africa. This accounts for the wonderful accent she lends the characters as she narrates Alexander McCall Smith‘s the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mystery series. Her voice has a melodious quality which brings a humanity to all of the novels’ characters. It is truly a delightful experience to listen to Lecat’s narrations.
Nadia May, Wanda McCaddon, Donada Peters
Wanda McCaddon is an audio book narrator who has won many awards. She has a tremendous ear for accents, and is able to take the audio book listener to distant locations using her incredible mastery of accents. Elizabeth George, Ruth Rendell, Agatha Christie, and Ngaio Marsh are just a few authors whose mystery books have been brought to life by May/McCaddon/Peters
If you are an Ellis Peters audio book fan, then no doubt you have heard the wonderful work of Stephen Thorne. He has performed in television, movies, radio, and on stage, as well as his accomplished performances in well over 300 audio books.
Actor Colin Buchanan is probably best known for his portrayal of Pascoe in the television productions of Reginald Hill‘s Dalziel & Pascoe mysteries. This Scottish graduate of the London Drama Centre has narrated several of Reginald Hill’s audio book mysteries.
Tony Award winning actor Len Cariou has had a long and distinguished dramatic career in both the USA and Canada. He has appeared in movies as well as on stage. He has also garnered high praise for his audio book narrations, which include books by best-selling authors Michael Connelly and James Patterson.
Boyd Gaines joined the television cast of “One Day at a Time” years before becoming a mystery audio book narrator. He has brought Caleb Carr‘s mysteries to life, and has also won Tony Awards, as well!
James Saxon is a very distinguished British actor who has also leant his talents to audio books. Ngaio Marsh, P. G. Wodehouse, and Agatha Christie are amongst the authors for whom he has narrated.
Glover is memorable in Margery Allingham’ Albert Campion television productions, where he portrays Campion’s butler, Lugg. He has lent his acting skills to Reginald Hill‘s Dalziel & Pascoe mystery audio books. (I have to admit that some people find his accent a little difficult to understand…)***I just corrected this… I got my sleuths all mixed up! Thanks, Carol!
These are just several of the audio book narrators who I feel a particular allegiance to. Do any of you have favorite audio book narrators who you wouldn’t mind sharing with us?